Republicans shocked Democrats by keeping control of the Senate,setting the stage for President-elect Donald Trump to enacta broad conservative agenda and ensure aRepublican Supreme Court for a generation. That’s provided he canwork with a GOP establishment he spent most of the campaignattacking.

Election night amounted to an almost complete disaster forSenate Democrats in a year when the map greatly favored them -- 10of 11 battlegrounds were on Republican turf -- and only weeks agothey were hoping that an anti-Trump wave would carry them to themajority.

Republicans clinched at least 51 Senate seats, with races in NewHampshire and Louisiana still to be decided. They also kept controlof the House.

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